Information Officer. law (one year FTC) Birmingham

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - West Midlands, United Kingdom

Ref: 188Tuesday 12 October 2021

Just in! An international law firm requires an Information Officer to support the provision of services provided by the Information & Library Services team by undertaking legal, business, and company research along with day-to-day library and information administrative duties. The firm offers a hybrid approach to office and remote working, with up to 50% remote working available over the course of an average month.

Main Duties include:

  • Handling a range of legal, business and company research enquiries on a rota basis
  • Cataloguing, classification and maintenance of hard copy library collections
  • Responsibility for providing a regular, bespoke alerting service on key selected topics, including for some clients
  • Assisting with knowledge project work
  • Proactively contributing to the development of the services provided by Library & Information Services
  • Undertaking other duties that may be appropriate within the areas of responsibility of the post, in discussion with the post holder.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant degree or post graduate qualification desirable and experience in legal, business and company research an advantage
  • Specialist legal information and business research knowledge
  • Good research methodology and information literacy skills
  • Knowledge of legal, business and sector information resources
  • Relevant experience in a law firm is highly desirable, but relevant experience from other backgrounds will be considered
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, maintaining good working relationships
  • Excellent  IT skills; Good training and presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to represent professionally the service and business both internally and externally